Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Episode 27 - Has Peak TV Already Peaked?

Loann and Art discuss how the landscape is changing for streaming television and they wonder if the promising period of "peak tv" may already be gone. 

Things discussed in this episode:

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

026 - Is Summer Movie Season Officially Back in 2023?

Art and Loann start by talking about how moviegoing has changed since the pandemic, is it back to the way it used to be, or are too many people happy with watching stuff at home? ( 01:00 )

Then we discuss this upcoming summer movie season, including which movies we're excited to see on the big and the films we're approaching with skepticism. (35:00) 

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Episode 25 - Everything Everyverse - Is Hollywood Entering Peak Multiverse?

Loann and Art discuss the success of Everything Everywhere All at Once and the recent wave of multiverse storytelling for the big and small screen. We talk a little about the history of the multiverse in fiction, how it can be used, and how to separate it from other genres and subgenres.  

Loann's multiverse book recommendations: 

Art's multiverse movie recommendations: 

Other things of interest talked about in this episode: 

Recursion by Blake Crouch  

The Sundered Worlds by Michael Moorecock 

The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

024 - Sense8 and GLOW, Apocalyptic Shows and Summer Reading

Art and Loann are talking about some summer watches and reads.

Loann is relieved that Sense8 will have a life beyond the cliffhanger ending of this most recent season, while Art thrills to the women of GLOW - the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.

We talk about how shows and movies deal with the immediate aftermath of the apocalypse as Loann chats about the third season of Fear the Walking Dead, and Art contrasts that with the recent post- apocalyptic thriller It Comes at Night.

And, lastly, Art and Loann talk about the books they've been reading this summer.

Things discussed in this episode:

Sens8 (Netflix series)

Sens8 To Receive a Two Hour Finale Special on Netflix - Variety

GLOW (Netflix Series)

G.L.O.W. - The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (Documentary)

Fear the Walking Dead

It Comes at Night

The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer:
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Intro Music by Maeve

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Friday, June 23, 2017

023 - The Handmaid's Tale

This week Art and Loann dive into The Handmaid's Tale.

Margaret Atwood's novel, published in the 1980's is now a hit series for Hulu starring Elizabeth Moss.

We talk about the novel and the adaptation - how they differ, how they are the same, and what the story means to us today.

Discussed in this episode:

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Intro music by Maeve

Thursday, June 8, 2017

022 - Wonder Woman 2017

Loann and Art talk a whole episode of Wonder Woman.

This movie was high on both our lists of most anticipated summer movies, and we've both seen it and are ready to weigh in.

In this show we also talk about Wonder Woman in the culture- her history and what was riding on the success of this latest incarnation of America's first female superhero!

*We do not  spoil any major plot points, surprises or twists. However, as always, we do warn listeners that we review the movie in-depth. We don't reveal anything much beyond what people could gather from watching a trailer for the film, or reading a typical movie review. If you're a moviegoer who doesn't even like watching trailers, come back and listen to our discussion after you've seen the movie!

Discussed in this podcast:

The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

Intro music by Maeve.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

021 - Summer Movie Preview 2017

Loann and Art are enjoying the good weather and looking forward to getting out of the heat and into the theaters for some summer movies!

We each list our top five movies we are looking forward to this summer!

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Intro music by Maeve